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Delegates attend LEAD Conference at the General Conference headquarters. (Photo: Lucas Cardino / AME (CC BY 4.0))

Annual Council 2023 Kicks off by Igniting a Global Passion for Disciple-Making

Adventist leaders converge at the 2023 LEAD Conference to inspire, challenge, and mobilize the Church for Mission Refocus.

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During the morning session of the LEAD Conference, Galina Stele, Research and Evaluation Manager at the General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research, encourages attendees to stretch after sitting for a long period of time. [Photo credit: Lucas Cardino / Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

What You Need To Know: Day 1 of General Conference Annual Council

The LEAD Conference, headlined by worldwide evangelism experts, kicked off a week-long series of business meetings and presentations.

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Jim Howard highlights the framework and model for Global Disciple-Making and Evangelism at the 2023 Spring Meeting in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Reviving Global Disciple-Making and Evangelism

Introducing a Framework and Model for Every Congregation

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Duane McKey, Adventist World Radio president, presents Christ for Europe at the 2023 Spring Meeting in Silver Spring, United States. [Photo: Enno Müeller/AME]

Duane McKey Appeals for International Evangelists to Join Christ for Europe Initiative

To the disciples, Jesus’ “first and last words were a call to the church to be soul-winning, and that is what Christ for Europe is all about.” Duane McKey

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The “Three Angels and You” series helps children to learn the biblical message of Revelation 14. [Photo: Enno Müller, Adventist Review]

Study Guide for Children Teaches Revelation 14 as Never Before

Illustrated booklets include stories, history, theological insights, and fun activities.

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David Trim, director of the Adventist Church’s Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research, presents the particulars of the formal foundation of the General Conference, which turns 160 this year. [Photo: Enno Müller, Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

‘Chosen for Mission’ Theme Will Inform 160th Anniversary Celebration

The Seventh-day Adventist Church organization will turn 160 on May 21.

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Sócrates Quispe (left), Oleg Voronyuk (middle), and John Peckham (right). [Photo: courtesy of the South American Division, Euro-Asia Division, and John Peckham]

Adventist Leaders Vote Replacements for Three Vacant Positions

They include an associate director of education, a division treasurer, and an associate editor for Adventist Review.

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Erton Köhler, Adventist World Church secretary, presents Mission Refocus at the 2023 Spring Meeting. [Photo: Enno Müeller/AME]

Mission Refocus Report: Mission is Our Calling

Erton Köhler presents the first official Mission Refocus report at Spring Meeting 2023, inspiring leaders to get involved.

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Photo Credit: Denis Peniche / Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)

Mobilizing Resources for Mission

Treasurer’s Report Emphasizes Mission Refocus

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Indianapolis, Indiana to Host the 2030 General Conference Session

Indianapolis, Indiana, has officially been selected to be the location of the General Conference (GC) Session in 2030.  On October 11 at the 2022 Annual Council, delegates listened to presentations fr...

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Church Experts Report on Adventist Leadership Training Initiatives

The Global Leadership Institute is changing church leaders for the better, they said.

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Treasurer’s Report Unveils Major Shift in Use of Funds

More funding should be directed to frontline mission initiatives, he said.

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Leader Shares Current Joys, Challenges of Adventist Education

Presentation at Annual Council 2022 highlights schools’ potential for mission.

[Photo: Enno Müeller / AME (CC BY 4.0)]

Three Angels’ Messages: The Heart and Soul of the Adventist Church

Resources for members to learn more and share with others.

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[Photo: Enno Müeller / AME (CC BY 4.0)]

Mission Refocus - Going Beyond Our Horizons

LEAD Conference opens Annual Council 2022

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[Photo: Enno Mueller]

Annual Council 2022: What is Annual Council?

Many are familiar with the General Conference (GC) Sessions that occur once every quinquennium. However, what happens during the five years between sessions? In between sessions, the World Church’s E...

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Hensley Moorooven, Undersecretary, General Conference (GC), presenting an item from the constitution and bylaws agenda at the afternoon business session on Monday, June 6, 2022. [Tor Tjeransen/ / Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).]

Getting to Know A Heart for Mission: Hensley Moorooven

A specific character is necessary when taking on any leadership role in the church. It requires intentionality, a passion for God, and a mission mindedness that allows for one to be effective in their...

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Refusing to Be Silent in the Face of Evil

PARL recognizes individuals for their advocacy for religious liberty in their community

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Recognition of retirees. The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. [Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).]

General Conference Session Delegates Recognize Retirees

As the 61st Seventh Day Adventsit General Conference (GC) Session drew to a close on Saturday June 11th, 2022, the GC planning committee did not miss an opportunity to acknowledge the special retirees...

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